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MSNBC
Jan 4, 2013 3:00pm PST
weapon. joe biden, he's sealing deals and having a whole lot of fun on the hill. the tape everyone is talking about is coming up. >> hey, mom! >> hey. >> how are you? i'm joe biden. come on, mom. take a chance. ruin your reputation here. >> you're watching politics nation on msnbc. [ male announcer ] where do you turn for legal matters? maybe you want to incorporate a business. or protect your family with a will or living trust. and you'd like the help of an attorney. at legalzoom a legal plan attorney is available in most states with every personalized document to answer questions. get started at legalzoom.com today. and now you're protected. but i'm still stubbed up. [ male announcer ] truth is, nyquil doesn't unstuff your nose. what? [ male announcer ] alka-seltzer plus liquid gels speeds relief to your worst cold symptoms plus has a decongestant for your stuffy nose. thanks. that's the cold truth! >>> have you joined the politics nation conversation on facebook yet? we hope you will. today, our fans had a lot of love for vice president joe biden, especially this moment from yes
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 12:00pm EST
. >> as the gun control debate heats up, price -- vice- president joe biden said to meet with nra leaders today. this is just one of many groups the vice president is meeting with as he heads to the task force to deliver a gun control recommendations for the white house. the nra has made its position clear, no new gun laws. joe biden says no matter what the white house is looking to take action. >> the president is going to act. there is executive action that can be taken. >> other groups are getting in on the debate as well. wal-mart originally declined to join the talks with vice- president joe biden. now it will bring ideas to the table. the task force will submit recommendations to president obama by the end of january. >> virginia voters team to support ideas by joe biden and nra. over 92 percent support my aunt -- mandatory background checks. 62 percent saying people owning assault weapons make the nation at more dangerous. 66 percent support placing armed guards in school and have said they protect from crime. >> congressman from northern virginia met to discuss moving fbi
FOX News
Jan 4, 2013 9:00pm PST
looks like joe biden is putting gun owners and guns rights advocates on notice. the president plans to move quick to eliminate second amendment rights. he recently received a guarantee that a sweeping firearms ban put into place by january and while team obama plans to limit your freedom, liberals are not letting the newtown tragedy go to waste and they're jumping on the crisis band wagon and spewing pretty, well, ridiculous comments. latest from former new york city public advocate mark greene. >> if we have a megan's law, i think almost everyone might agree if you're a convicted child molester, a neighbor might want to know that because they're in your home safe, but maybe they could hurt someone else. it's a spillover effect. same thing with guns. >> sean: if he stands by that, well, comparison, mark greene is here, the host of a national radio show, and with air anna and mary matalin. >> thank you for promotion. >> sean: you're not going to stand by that comparison. why don't we move on. you didn't mean that. i've known you a long time. you didn't mean that. >> of course, i did.
Current
Jan 10, 2013 3:00am PST
. more gun debate as vice president joe biden takes on a new round of meetings along with attorney general eric holder. first they'll speak with wildlife and sporting groups at 11:45 this morning. on to gun owner's groups including the nra and representatives from the entertainment industry this evening. kathleen sebelius wills attend some of the meetings. it is a big step for president obama's new gun violence task force launched in the wake of the massacre at sandy hook elementary. but it did not necessarily leave many with high expectations. businesses that sell a lot of guns like walmart will also be in on some meetings. those groups are more likely to be influenced by the nra since they're making a big profit off those firearms. and they do not want to appear too entrenched in the white house's anti-gun push. >>> walmart says after the shooting, guns are now one of their highest-selling items. while it does want to help the administration, when that starts to contradict with sales that's where the help stops. the nra obviously has a lot of money and therefore a lot of power go
Univision
Jan 9, 2013 6:30pm EST
. >>> comienza el debate sobre el control de armas encabezado por el vicepresidente joe biden. y no habrÍa mÁs cheques, tendran que inscribirse por internet por recibir su pago. y cÓmo atraparon a un gigantesco tiburÓn y para quÉ. ♪ ♪ >>> el presidente de mÉxico promulgo la ley de vÍctimas, contempla compesar a familias cubriendo costos de salud, y crea un registro nacional de vÍctimas. el tema de control de armas se comenzÓ a discutir hoy al mÁximo nivel, joe biden encabeza una comisiÓn de anÁlisis, y al mismo tiempo el gobernador de nueva york lanza una propuesta al respecto. >>> en su discurso sobre la situaciÓn del estado, el gobernador de nueva york propuso cerrar los vacÍos que existen en las leyes sobre posesiÓn de rifles y armas con cargadores que puedan disparar mÁs de 10 balas. >>> no quiere que sea un estado donde se consigan armas fÁciles, armas que tienden a ser con mÁs impacto. >>> joe biden encabeza un comiÉe que busca reducir la violencia, hoy se reuniÓ con grupos que representan a vÍctimas y organizaciones que buscan mÁs seguridad. >>> el president
Univision
Jan 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
leyes u ordenes ejecutivas. eso le dijo el vice presidente joe biden a victimas y activistas a favor del control de armas. vice presidente joe biden el presidente va a actuar. ordenes ejecutiva o accion ejecutiva que se puedan tomar. no hemos decidido cuales aun, pero estamos recopilando idea con el fiscal general y el gabinete, como tambien sobre accion legislativa que creemos se necesita. la administracion obama indico que es urgente actuar sobre el tema y que hay consenso sobre al menos 5 aspectos. pero defensores al derecho a portar armas insisten que no existen los votos en el congreso para cambiar las leyes y temen que la casa blanca emita ordenes ejecutivas que dejen en bancarrota a muchos vendedores de armas. larry pratt, gun owners of america si no pueden pasarlo en el congreso, claro,1 presidente si no tiene preocupaciones de reeleccion puede escribir ordfenes, y temo que va a hacerlo, va a hacerlo en contra de la ley, en contra de la constitucion, posiblemente prohibiendo la venta de armas pequenas, o armas largas como escopetas o rifles." este jueves la asociacion naciona
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
lawrence odonnell". the nra met it's worst nightmare today and his name is joe biden. >> the nra is a friend of freedom. >> i want to thank the national rifle association. >> they do a terrific job. >> we have the craziest people. >> too much weaponry in all the wrong hands. >> but there are also thing that is we know. >> he has a lot of friends on the hill. >> the vice president's task force powwow. >> there is no room. >> not to give an inch of ground. >> there is no room for compromise. >> we have another school shooting in taft, california at the same moment the nra is at the white house. >> they want chain jooth it is simple. >> more guns are not the answer. >> no one hunts with an assault rifle. >> the newtown tragedy, tucson and the movie theater massacres. >> is part of what sets america apart from the rest of the world. >> he called for armed guards ip scho in schools. >> call me crazy, you sir, are [ bleep ] in the head. >> as vice president joe biden was conducting a meeting at the white house today, a 16-year-old student was shot today when a student walked into the school
MSNBC
Jan 5, 2013 11:00am PST
long-term friendship with joe biden. they've served together or did serve together for 20-some years in the senate and of course, biden served longer than senator mcconnell and these guys work together very well in the senate and they're working together very well now. it's absolutely the relationship to watch. we've seen the boehner-obama relationship fizzle. we've seen the reid-mcconnell relationship fizzle. there is no relationship to speak of between boehner and pelosi. so these are the two guys to watch and i've always told people, if you want a prediction of when a deal will be cut, wait for mitch mcconnell to release his prediction of what will be in the deal and you'll know the deal is within 24 hours of being made. >> i was waiting on you to recount the conversation that happened between speaker boehner and harry reid in the white house lobby. i'm glad you did not do that even though this is cable. >> it's a family show and now everybody goes to the internet to see what he said. thank you so much. ed o'keefe, jonathan allen, i appreciate you two. >> take care. >>> still to c
NBC
Jan 7, 2013 11:00am PST
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FOX
Jan 11, 2013 4:25am EST
yesterday. >>> vice president joe biden and the national rifle association are clashing over gun control proposals. they met at the white house yesterday with the nra saying it will strongly defend the second amendment right to own guns. later on today, the vice president holds his third day of meetings his task force. he is sitting down with makers of violent video games. the fcc is out with a new report about the 911 outages that hit our area after the june derecho. >> reporter: 77 emergency call centers serving more than 3.6 customers in six states lost phone connections including information on call locations. virginia was one of the states hit particularly hard with most of its 911 centers experiencing partial or complete outages for several days. >> what happened during the derecho must never happen again. >> reporter: the disruption was called unacceptable. the recommendations for rear sizen to address include maintaining adequate central office backup power, having reliable network monitoring systems and conducting periodic audits of 911 circuits. they are hoping there is more pr
Univision
Jan 12, 2013 5:35am PST
. >> joe biden se reunió con los creadores de video juegos. >> los padres están preocupados por la violencia después de la matanza de sandy hook en connecticut y el 75% de los padres están convencidos de que la televisión el cine y los videos juegos crean violencia,. >> nosotros somos un tablero en blanco el ambiente del hogar es clave y más importante que los juegos es importante la salud mental. >> dos tercios de los padres dicen que es difícil proteger a los niños. >> y el control de armas se resguarda en la enmienda pero los juegos también por la libre expresión. >> y se busca llegar a la paz en méxico y cuándo en el 2004 se prohibio la posesion de armas en estados unidos aumento la violencia en méxico. >> y la influenza es ya una epidemia. >> así están miles de contagiados en el país este año impacto con más fuerza y antes de tiempo así que es una epidemia. >> es terrible nunca había sentido ese dolor en los pulmones. >> este virus mata a 40 mil personas van 19 niños y 47 estados con casos y solo en califrnia, mississipi y hawai no hay casos. >> por eso es b
FOX News
Jan 4, 2013 6:00pm PST
, now that joe biden is guaranteed a sweeping air arms ban will that take hold by the end of january? liberals are ramping up against gun owners and this includes former new york city mayoral candidate, likening the second amendment to advocates, to child molester. >> if you're a convicted child molester, a neighbor might want to know that because you're in your home safe, but they could hurt someone else, it's a spillover effect. the same thing with guns. >> sean: man that you heard from, mark reed will be in studio coming up next. every year we pick a new city to explore. but thanks to hotwire, this year we got to take an extra trip. because they get us ridiculously low prices on really nice hotels and car rentals. so we hit boston in the spring-- even caught a game. and with the money we saved, we took a trip to san francisco. you see, hotwire checks the competitions' rates every day so they can guarantee their low prices. so, where to next? how about there? ♪ h-o-t-w-i-r-e... ♪ hotwire.com >> well, it looks like joe biden is putting gun owners and guns rights advocates on not
MSNBC
Jan 11, 2013 2:00am EST
. this morning, he said he'll have proposals by next tuesday. let's hear what he had to say. joe biden. >> there's a real, very tight window to do this. i committed to him i'd have these recommendations to them by tuesday. it doesn't mean it's the end of the discussion, but the public wants us to act. >> the v.p. also hinted at the consensus he's found in previous meetings. educators and gun safety advocates. here's what he talked about. >> there is a surprising, so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. not just close the gun, show a loophole but total universal background checks. there's also a good deal of talk about gun safety and what responsibility goes along with gun ownership. >> i've never heard as much about high capacity magazines as i've heard spontaneously that we've heard from every group we've met with so far. >> governor maloy, he's speaking your language, it sounds like. >> i don't want to go into details of it, although some of the details that he just played are what he's talking about. there is more agreement on this amongst many a
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm EST
like there's a common sense guy, joe biden is a common sense -- these are not lefties. >> no. >> the nra puts the straight arm out there and says nothing. >> one reason joe biden was tasked with this is that barack obama, don't forget, back in 2008 showed a little distance -- >> ingloriously. >> these are people who cling to guns and their religion. he's not the guy to do this deal, joe biden is. the governor is right, when you get specific about things like high-capacity magazines, people want them limited. there's no question. in general, if you state it generally, people are confused because they know it's a constitutional right. but if you're specific, then the equation changes, and that's what the vice president is going to try to do. >> ironically it's like pro-life and pro-gun. very ironic. it's a generalized statement. >> exactly. interestingly, originally joe biden was not going to report, was not going to make his case to the president until after the state of the union, until after -- excuse me, until after the inaugural address. i think they're moving up the schedule of t
ABC
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am EST
fire started around 2:00. no injuries to report. vice president joe biden has another day of meetings as he leaves the administration's push to reduce gun violence. >> he will meet with the nra today and other groups. let's go to john gonzalez. >> the nra will meet not only with the vice president later today but they will also meet with the president paused new gun violence task force created days after the sandy hook shooting. the national rifle association has made its position clear -- no new gun laws saying we should force the gun laws already on the books. vice president joe biden has also spelled out the intentions from the white house. >> the president is going to enact executive action that can be taken and we have not decided what that is but we are compiling it all with the help of the attorney general and the rest of the cabinet members. >> gun and ammunition sales are going up. many gun enthusiasts are stocking up on a weapons and ammunition fearing that could be outlawed. the ammunition distributors have seen a big boost in sales. >> in my lifetime and my busine
PBS
Jan 5, 2013 12:30pm PST
. or at least half a cliff. in the senate, the vote was 89- 8. get this. vice president joe biden and republican senate minority leader mitch mcconnell negotiated the compromise that permitted the senate vote. the house was tight. 257-167. here are some elements. income tax rates on the wealthy, up. individuals who make more than $$400,000 per year and couples who make more than $450,000 per year. these americans will pay nearly 5% more in income taxes. capital gains taxes and dividend taxes, up. for those same high earners from a current 15% to 20%. income tax rates unchanged for everyone else. the rates stay the same. unchanged. but middle class citizens will take a tax hit. not in income taxes but higher payroll taxes. social security payroll taxes up 2%. on average, an extra $1,000 a year will be paid into social security by workers who make $50,000 per year. the percentage of u.s. households that will feel the pinch from these higher payroll taxes is 77%. question, why did 151 house republicans vote against this bill? why did joe biden strike a compromise with mitch mcconnell? pa
MSNBC
Jan 10, 2013 5:00pm EST
, joe biden. >> there's a really very tight window to do this. i committed to him i'd have these recommendations to him by tuesday, and it doesn't mean it's the end of the discussion, but the public wants us to act. >> well, the vp also hinted at the consensus he's found so far in previous meetings which have included, as you mentioned, law enforcement, the medical and mental and health communities, educators and gun safety advocates among others and here is what he's talking about. here he is. >> there's a surprising, so far, a surprising recurrence of suggestions that we have universal background checks. not just close the gun show loophole, but total universal background checks, including private sales. there's also a good deal of talk about gun safety and what responsibility goes along with gun ownership. i have never quite heard as much talk about the need to do something about high capacity magazines as i have heard spontaneously from every group that we've met with so far. >> governor malloy, he's speaking your language there it sounds like. >> well, he is. in fact, i spen
FOX
Jan 9, 2013 11:00pm EST
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Univision
Jan 10, 2013 6:30pm PST
, la organizó el videp vicepresidente, joe biden que invitó a la compañía que más armas vende y la organización que promueve el uso de armas. >>> la poderosa asociación nacional del rifle ¡finalmente se ha reunido con el vicepresidente joe biden y la compañía walmart con eric holder, el fiscal general, el vicepresidente indicó cuáles son sus recomendaciones >>> lamentando la total prohibición por ley de establecer bases de datos sobre las armas, dice que hay un concenso para revisar los compradores de armas que se recopilen datos de las armas que se usan y la prohibición de ventas de rifles de asalto, esta tarde la nra emitió un comunicado diciendo que las restricciones no protegen a los niños sino que vetan a los consumidores de armas y temen la acción de la casa blanca por la vía de órdenes ejecutivas. >>> infelizmente yo he previsto esto por meses, y he hablado de las órdenes ejecutivas, porque no tienen los votos en el congreso. >>> los que abogan por una reforma proponen nuevas alternativas para el presidente. >>> que se cree una base de datos nacional para ver
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 4:30am EST
of the country over the flu. >>> joe biden versus the nra today at the white house. could the president override everyone using executive orders for gun control? >>> americans over 50 are dying earlier the worse since their counterparts. >>> new jersey's stock is rising with democrats. desperate pleas to save these whales, and is that a lion in my neighborhood? "early today" starts right now. >> announcer: this is "early today" for thursday, january 10th, 2013. >>> good morning. i'm mara schiavocampo. health officials are calling it the worst flu outbreak they've seen in decades. at least 36 people are dead as the virus has now fred to sprun states. boston is now calling is a health emergency. in that state alone, ten times the number all of last flu season. >> it's come back early and rare fiercely. it's a rather veerrile in strain. >> boston will start offering free vaccinations this weekend. some hospitals are prohibiting visitors. experts warn we have not yet reached the peak and they're umping people to get their flu shots. >>> vice presidenten's task force with a sit-dow
Univision
Jan 11, 2013 6:30pm PST
jóvenes, por eso el vicepresidente, joe biden, se reunió con los productores de videojuegos y propusieran cosas para poder limitar la violencia fuera de las pantallas, pablo sánchez con juegos que matan. >>>e ste es unod e los juegos favoritos de adam lanza, el asesino de connecticut, hoy los representantes de la industria de los videojuegos violentos se reunieron con el vicepresidente joe biden. >>> es impresionante saber que hay tantos padres que están preocupados por la violencia en la televisión. >>> en una encuesta nacional, realizada por su organización, después de la masacre de la escuela primaria sandy hook, indica que el 75% de los padres creen que los videojuegos violentos contribuyen a la violencia, y el mismo porcentaje indica que es difícil evitar que los menores estén expuestos a la violencia. >>> los seres humanos nacemos como un tablero en blanco, donde no hay nada escrito, donde hay ciertas cosas de genética pero que el comportamiento se aprende. >>> y que el ambient een el hogar es clave. >>> un joven donde no hay amor, le afecta, claramente. >>> también no hay
Univision
Jan 10, 2013 5:35am PST
vicepresidente joe biden han comenzado a hablar de una decisión ejecutiva. >>> un niño de texas que fue secuestrado cuando era un bebé, será removido de su hogar de crianza para ser entregado a la pareja y después irá con sus padres biológicos. >>> no era un caso de cps, era algo que los papás de miguel pidieron ayuda con los padrinos y los padrinos han criado a los niños todos estos años. >>> los hermanos de miguel vivieron con sus padrinos, el menor fue secuestrado por su niñera hace 8 años. >>> hace unos días mostramos las imágenes de uno hombre que fue atado por tripulantes y pasajeros del vuelo, lourdes del río con la información. >>> atado de pies y manos el pasajero dormía como animal acorralado, son las nuevas imágenes de un incidente de un vuelo de islandia a nueva york, el hombre pasado de copas, gritaba y escupía, los pasajeros y tripulantes lo controlaron. >>> bajo la convención de tokio de 1963, el capitán puede pedir ayuda a los pasajeros y tripulantes porque no pueden lamar a una autoridad porque están en pleno vuelo. >>> pero el incidente no solam
Univision
Jan 9, 2013 11:35pm PST
jueza sonia sotomayor tomará el juramento al vicepresidente joe biden y un poeta hispano está invitado para leer un poema. >>> por primera vez en la historia de estados unidos , un poeta hispano tiene la tarea de recitar una de sus obras en al toma de posesión del presidente barack obama, después de esto noticiero univisión logró hablar con el escritor. >>> fue un momento increíble, me tomó como 10 minutos el ppensar si era una broma de alguien, o algo (risas). >>> pensé mucho en mi padr,e en mi abuelo, en todo que han hecho por nosotros. >>> como parte del proceso, blanco tiene que escribir varios poemeas para luego escoger uno de ellos. >>> su madre recuerda cuando richard la llamó para darle la buena noticia,me dio por llorar de alegría, me siento orgullosa ,porque es un logro para los hispanos y para él. >>> en 1972 la familia blanco se mudó de nueva york al sur de la florida y se radicaron en esta casa de miami, ciudad que vio crecedr a richard. >>>e l poeta de 44 años nació en españa de padres cubanos also 4 años su familia fue a vivir a estados unidos, de
FOX
Jan 10, 2013 5:00am EST
features... like strapss thattbetter anchoo the boardwall during hurricanes. 3&vvce president joe biden kicked offfhis gun iolence task orce wednesday by and gun violence surrivors. tooay, hh sits down with ppyne has the story. the the national rifle association has made its position clear: no new guu laws. ttee orggniiation has activeey lobbied to ppevent any new saying we ssould enforce the - gun laas already on the books. but vice president joe biden house intends to take action to reduce gun violence. thee ttere are executive orders, that is yet, ut ww are n be compiling it all with the help the rest of he cabbnet members s well as legislative action we believe is requiied. up, gun and ammunition sales gun enthhsiasts are stocking - uppon weapons and ammo fearing phey could eeoutlawed. jay wallace, an ammunition distributor ii atllnta, has seen a ig boost ii sales. thii is probably ii my lifetime, n my business we're havingglaw enforcement agencies coming in and buying ammunition oof the shelf. &pwal-mart -- the nation's its executive will alsoomeet with bidenns gunnviolence task force...
KRON
Jan 10, 2013 6:00am PST
thursday. >> watching washington with vice-president joe biden. >> let's get the latest are your weather forecast, good morning >> good morning it is freezing in some spots. we're picking up light rain for the san mateo county coast line. heavier rain is being produced over the santa cruz mountains above 1,500 ft.. we're seeing a dusting of white snow. satellite and radar pictures show we still have some showers sitting off shore. it will start to taper off and the cover over the ocean as we head into lunchtime. cold air pushing and with this cold front and it looks like it will continue for the next several days. a freeze advisory and frost advisory goes into effect of the bay area on settle weather continues into the weekend. i'll talk about your we can't hide it or else we can see some snow coming up and my next report. >> highway 80 westbound not looking so good this morning. we have a house by castro that is working for an hour now. this is 580 west was right at the castro valley exit. the far right lane is called off, it is a car fire at happened after 5:00 this morning. as you wor
NBC
Jan 10, 2013 9:00am EST
joe biden is hosting a second day of meetings to prevent gun violence. today, he meets with the nra and other gun rights groups and is expected to make policy recommendations and says he and the president are determined to take action in wake of the sandy hook school massacre. >>> and a hearing will be healed on the aurora theater shooting. it was cut short wednesday when defense lawyers called no witnesses. they have told the judge holmes is mentally ill. if there is a trial, prosecutors have not said whether they will seek the death penalty. >>> more changes coming to president obama's cabinet and he prepares his second term. today, he announces his in tent to nominate jack lew for treasury secretary to replace geithner. and secretary hilda solis is resigning, the first latino to run a major u.s. federal agency. >>> and trying to find out what caused a crowded high speed commuter ferry to crash into a dock wednesday in lower manhattan. about 70 people were injured in the accident. it recently got new engines and a new propulsion system but investigators don't know if an overhaul w
PBS
Jan 4, 2013 8:00pm PST
political and policy battle around the clock. literally, as joe biden would say. in the short term, the outcome looked like a win for president obama and a loss for speaker boehner. did it look that way close up too, susan? >> i think it did. for the speaker it was a very bad week. it's been a bad couple of weeks, i think. it started before they even got to this deal. it started when he tried to lead his conference down a separate path a couple weeks ago and said hey, i think i have an idea how we get around this and he couldn't get enough of his own members to support him. that set him on a path where it started to open the question of whether he could deliver at all. it took him out of the equation. he even said this is now for harry reid and mitch mcconnell to decide and they couldn't either the when they actually did vote on new year's eve it undermined what has been the governing rule of the republicans for the past decade, which is nothing should pass without a majority vote and they didn't have a majority vote, and then immediately turned around to re-elect him speaker. it was ne
LINKTV
Jan 9, 2013 7:00pm PST
change. that never happens. as vice president joe biden begins meeting on the issue of gun violence, he says this time it is different. >> every once in awhile, something awakens the conscience of the country. seenis like nothing i've in my career. >> after 26 or killed in a connecticut classroom, gun- control advocates believe america is ready for some regulation. >> the only place where this is a heated, partisan political debate is in halls of congress. it is not among the american people. you hear a lot of cultural noise out there that is represented by polarized extremes -- extremes on either side of this political debate. >> those against regulations are planning a protest to days before the next inauguration, asking gun owners to take to the streets, go to gun shows, in a show of support. >> it cannot infringe upon people's rights to bear arms in this country. >> former congresswoman gabrielle giffords, the victim of gun violence herself, and others are launching an ad war of their own. a fight for the american public that the american press -- american president has said the sid
WETA
Jan 4, 2013 8:30pm EST
desperation calling in joe biden to get this done. when i first came to washington, that is how things got going. this is a good thing, isn't it? >> it was at a critical point when he was able to step in and focused help broker a deal. that is politics in washington. you do not have that kind of political behavior taking place in the house of representatives. there's something really fractured in the house with republicans in the way that they deal with their own leadership. it is not unprecedented. doggonit, we don't have many examples. >> with this debt ceiling hanging over us, isn't it time to start rebuilding relationships, nina? >> there are some people who actually know how to do that left? it is not insignificant that these were older members of the senate who actually -- joe biden being a senator for a long time, they got together and they were able to hammer something out. a different kind of pork, tax benefits. it's ugly. it's sausage. in my view, there are a lot of things in this that are unfortunate from a policy point of view. that is we do to make a deal and then everyone jus
LINKTV
Jan 10, 2013 7:00pm PST
curb gun violence in the u.s. joe biden is meeting with leaders of the pro-gun lobby. >> images of 6-year-old kid is riddled, not just shocked, riddled with bullet holes. but startling imagery by joe biden as he meets the group said offend gun ownership. the same time, the sound of gunfire echoed from another classroom. a 16-year-old shot and injured in california. another student in custody after a teacher convinced him to put down his gun. >> he had as many as 20 rounds of shotgun in his pocket, so we do not know what might have happened. this is a tragedy but not as bad as we think it might have been. >> that did not change the outcome of this picture of the meeting with the national rifle association. it called the meeting disappointing and plans to take the case to capitol hill, where it has many allies, even though when it comes to giving campaign contributions, the nra is far from the biggest spender, paying about $19 million in the last election. it did not get much for its money. the nra has less than 1% success rate getting its people in or out of congress. the power comes
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